Branded entertainment company Big Tent Entertainment and Mezco Toyz, a leader in collectable action figures, doll manufacturing and marketing, announced a licensing agreement for a new line of collectibles featuring iconic character Domo. The new Domo line, which is expected to hit stores later this year, will include bobbleheads, clip-on figures, action figures, and wind-up walking toys.
“The Domo fanbase is always hungry for new and exciting collectibles featuring our brown fuzzy friend,” said Rich Maryyanek, Chief Marketing Officer, Big Tent Entertainment. “This new line really captures the essence of the character and that was very evident in the looks of the faces of those at Toy Fair. We can’t wait for the public to have that same amazing reaction.”
“The unveiling of our Domo products at Toy Fair in February caused a tremendous reaction. Fans are clearly excited by what we have planned for Domo” said Mike Drake, Mezco’s Director Of Special Projects. “It is especially interesting to see how many people, even when they are unfamiliar with Domo, are drawn to the character and want to learn more. Domo just naturally makes new friends and fans wherever he goes!”
Domo’s unique look and personality as the mascot for Japanese public broadcaster NHK quickly catapulted the character into one of the Internet’s biggest sensations. As the reigning poster child for personalized, user-generated content, Domo has found a home as a pop culture icon within the online viral community with hundreds of thousands of fan-made images, websites and videos posted to websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Flickr, among others. Now more than a decade later, the lovable fuzzy brown character’s cult status continues to grow with product flying off retail shelves as well as a popular Facebook game called “Planet Domo” available at http://apps.facebook.com/planetdomo